Phoenix Staff Reports
Muskogee High’s wrestlers sit in fifth place in the team standings after Friday’s action of the Yukon Tournament. trailing Collinsville, Allen (Texas), Edmond North and Perry, respectively.
Dewaylon Barnes and Jacobe Smith were victorious in their bouts as Barnes won by decision over Dylan Helm of Collinsville 8-7, and Smith defeated Matt Thomas of Perry 12-6. Chase Soper lost on a technical fall to Boo Lewallen of Yukon 23-7 while J.T. Andrews was decisioned by Jose Pacheco of Deer Creek 4-2.
On the consolation side, Xavier Taylor pinned Adam Poppadolpalous of Edmond North while Micah Foster decisioned Grant Ballard of Mustang 6-4.
Action continues today.
HENRYETTA 57, SEQUOYAH 54 — The Indians (8-5) lost a tight one to the Knights after leading 32-31 at the half. Ryan Helsley had 15 points and Caisen Green 13.
SKIATOOK 62, TAHLEQUAH 61 — Dalton Cunningham had 14 points and Jake Vader 13 but the Tigers fell to Skiatook in overtime. A.J. Surrite led the Bulldogs and all scorers with 25 points.
EUFAULA 83, HASKELL 77 — The Ironheads (8-6, 4-1) won an overtime Big Eight Star Conference game against the Haymakers (4-9, 1-4).
The Ironheads had four players in double figures. Daxton Williams had 23 points, Cody Faries finished with 20, Devin Garfield 19 and Devin Siers had 12.
Alex Wheeland led all scorers for Haskell with 27 and Dillan Dobbins had 14.
HULBERT 50, VIAN 46 – The Riders held off the Vian Wolverines after trailing by one point at the half of their game on Friday. Hulbert (9-6, 4-1 Big Eight) were led by Mason Fielden who poured in 19 points. Carig Potts was the only other Rider in double figures with 10 points.
Vian (4-5, 2-2) saw Shane Ross as the only Wolverine in double figures as he finished with 10 points. Hulbert doesn’t play again until Jan. 28 when it hosts Warner. Vian plays Sallisaw Central at 8 p.m. today.
CHECOTAH 51, BEGGS 47 – The WIldcats ( 8-6, 5-1) got a Big Eight Star Conference win over the Demons. The leading scorer for the Wildcats was Cameron Pipe with 12 points.
SEQUOYAH 51, HENRYETTA 47 — The Lady Indians (8-5) got a win over the Lady Knights (7-8). The Lady Indians had two players in double-figure scoring. Audrey Ballou lead the way with 23 points and Courtney Jones had 12 points. For the Lady Knights Aleia Murphy was the lone double-figure scorer with 15 points.
EUFAULA 71, HASKELL 42 — The Lady Ironheads (10-4, 3-2) get a Big Eight Star conference win over the Lady Haymakers (6-7,2-4).
The Lady Ironheads were led by Alyssa Banks led with 20 points and Cheyanna Jones with 18. Haskell got 15 from Demora Wheeland and 13 from Sherill McHenry.
VIAN 48, HULBERT 25 — Mese Walters had 14 points for Vian (6-3, 4-0 Big Eight) with the win.
Allison Arnall led Hulbert (10-5) with seven points.
STIGLER 33, TALIHINA 38 — The Lady Panthers (6-8, 3-2) fell in a Black Diamond Conference game. Mackenzie Maxwell led Stigler with 10 points.
SALLISAW CENTRAL 67, GORE 33 — Peyton Thomas led Gore, which remained winless at 0-10, 0-6 Big Eight).
CHECOTAH 44, BEGGS 59 — The Lady Wildcats (1-12, 0-6) lost a Big Eight Star Conference game to the Lady Demons. The top scorer for the Lady Wildcats was Katie Smith with 20 points. Leading the Lady Demons was Casey Miller with 26 points.
TAHLEQUAH 44, SKIATOOK 40 — The Class 5A No. 5 Lady Tigers improved to 8-6 for the season.
Fort Gibson’s Lady Tigers beat the rest of the field in Thursday’s quadrangular swimming meet at Harrison Field House. Dean’s squad topped Stillwater 93-70, Tulsa Washington 105-57 and Oologah 115-36.
Individually, Leslie White lowered her school record in the 100 breast stroke to one minute and 16.93 seconds. She also won the 200 intermediate. Meanwhile, Hali Martin won the 400 freestyle (5:13.25) and took second in the 100 fly and Kyla Martin was first in the 100 freestyle and second in the 50 freestyle.
The Lady Tigers won each of the relays with time of 2:14.53 in the 200 medley, 2:10.90 in the 200 freestyle and 4:27.59 in the 400 freestyle.
Meanwhile, a day after she sat all eight of her boys on the Fort Gibson High School swimming team for a meet, coach Connie Dean refused to talk about the reasons for the disciplinary action.
“They were serving a punishment,” she said. “They sat out the meet. It’s all over with and done with. I don’t want to talk about it.”
Gary Sparks, the high school principal, said the matter was “internal discipline” within the team.
The principal said all eight boys will be allowed to participate in the Tigers’ next meet, which is Jan. 25 at home against Harrah.
“They’re good to go now,” Sparks said.
Keys at Sequoyah, 4/5:30 p.m.
Okmulgee at Haskell, 6:30/8 p.m.
Webbers Falls at Gore, 6:30/8 p.m.
Sallisaw Central at Vian, 6:30/8 p.m.